Introduction by Beta Theta President, Dona Johnston in the Beaver yearbook, 1950-51
Active Members, 1950-51
Active Betas, 1951-52
Winter Pledges, 1951-52
During the 1950s, the Betas continued the trend set in the 1940s and continued to increase in popularity, in part because of the sorority's social events. Winter Playday, Sno-King, Kampus Kapers, Homecoming, Mother-Daughter Banquets, and a fashion show, were among many of the functions hosted by the Beta Thetas.
During 1951-52 school year, there were 26 active members. Over the course of this decade, membership steadily grew and in 1959, there were 36 actives. Leading into 1960, the Betas garnered 40 pledges.
Many Beta alumnae from the 1950s consider this time as the "golden" decade of the sorority, remembering a time of strong sisterhood and lively spirit. Campus life was more than time spent in a classroom; being a Beta brought a sense of pride and accomplishment. Many of the Beta members were becoming more active in campus organizations, such as those highlighted in "Who's Who" in the Beaver yearbook. It was almost expected, or went hand-in-hand, that the Beta president would also serve in a leadership role elsewhere on campus. Check out the "Spotlight" page of this exhibit for those women who were highlighted in the Beaver yearbook during the 1950s.